Blizzard’s Blackthorne is a popular action title that’s seen release on several platforms, and its combination of puzzle-solving, combat, and platforming has made it a classic among fans of similar titles, like Out of This World and Flashback. The 32X version has slowly crept up in price, becoming a real collector’s item, but is it for all the right reasons?
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The subject of perhaps the most controversial review on Sega-16, Super Thunder Blade is a game that people tend to hate. But is it really as bad as many believe? Staff writer Sebastian Sponsel takes another look at the much-maligned port and sees if there’s any truth to the controversy.
Atari’s Paperyboy is considered an arcade classic, so when Mindscape and Tengen combined to produce a sequel, fans were naturally skeptical. Thankfully, the resulting game was a fun romp that did the original justice, even though it never came close to achieving the same level of greatness. Still, it’s worth spending some time with if it can be had for a low price.
Though most gamers remember Zero Wing for its horrible (and hilarious) mistreatment of the English language, there is actually a solid little shooter behind that infamous meme. Toaplan ported a competent game to the Mega Drive that had solid gameplay and cool bosses, but it was lost in a sea of shooters that kept it from coming to the U.S.
Sega took the Joe Montana series in a new direction with part 2, but what Sports Talk Football did with commentary wasn’t reflected in the gameplay. The game may be a true evolution in presentation, but people play games, not watch them and that’s where ol’ Joe came up short on fourth down.